From Dust, To Dust  – Kris Litman-Koon explores how Ash Wednesday is an invitation to reassess what we value with God, with neighbor, and with creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Ash Wednesday, Years A, B, and C (2023, 2026) Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Isaiah 58:1-12 (alternate) Psalm 51:1-17 2Read More →

Earth’s Child – Tom Mundahl reflects on the arrival of the Prince of Peace. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Eve, Years A, B, & C Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) Christmas Eve worship offers nothing less than powerful simplicity.  Whether itRead More →

We Are the People of God’s Pasture! – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the inclusion of land and water in God’s reign. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Christ the King Sunday, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 Psalm 95:1-7a Ephesians 1:15-23 Matthew 25:31-46 Jesus identifies withRead More →

Claiming the Future as Precious Gifts of People and Land – Dennis Ormseth reflects on acting boldly for restoration and healing. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 13-19, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Zephaniah  1:7, 12-18 Psalm 90:1-8 [9-11] 12 I Thessalonians 5:1-11 Matthew 25:14-30 AtRead More →

Unless – Lois Sorensen reflects on the parables of the bridesmaids and The Lorax.   Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday November 6-12, Year A (2023, 2026)Amos 5:18-24Psalm 701 Thessalonians 4:13-18Matthew 25:1-13 Karl Barth reportedly once said that we should preach as we “hold the Bible in one handRead More →

Authentic Leadership – Dennis Ormseth reflects on the call to be no less than servants of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 30 – November 5, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Micah 3:5-12 Psalm 43 I Thessalonians 2:9-13 Matthew 23:1-12 Live a life worthy ofRead More →

Reforming the Reformation – Tom Martin reflects on iconoclastic homiletics for Reformation Sunday. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for the Reformation Sunday, Year A (2023, 2026) Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 46 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31-36 Stories of Beginnings are, like the fields of force reaching out from the quantum void, vehiclesRead More →

Caring for the ‘Hood – Dennis Ormseth reflects on loving all that God loves. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 23-29, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 Psalm 1 I Thessalonians 2:1-8 Matthew 22:34-46 “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all yourRead More →

O Sing to YHWH a New Song! – Kathryn Schifferdecker reflects on letting all creation praise by not polluting. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 16-22, Year A (2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 45:1-7 Psalm 96:1-9 [10-13] 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Matthew 22:15-22 In this week’s Gospel readingRead More →

Participating in the Banquet – Dennis Ormseth reflects on joining with the Servant of Creation in the unending care of creation. Care for Creation Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary  Readings for Sunday October 9-15, Year A (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026) Isaiah 25:1-9 Psalm 23 Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 22:1-14 This is the Feast ofRead More →